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Thursday, 27 December 2007

Christmas Day Festivities

I hope you all have had an enjoyable Christmas and still remain to enjoy the festivities. I have cooked Christmas dinner for more years now than I care to remember but each one holds affectionate memories. Christmas Eve I spent mostly in the kitchen preparing as much as possible for the next day. Then Christmas morning arrived and started with the steaming of the Christmas pudding and the rest of my menu fell into place like putting on an old jumper for the umpteen time!

My menu consisted of:

Starter: Mini Blinis with cream cheese and smoke salmon garnished with chopped chives

Main: Turkey, sausage & chestnut stuffing, roast potatoes & parsnips, sausages & bacon rolls, creamed mashed potatoes, sprouts, honey & coriander julienne carrots, green beans, bread sauce, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy

Dessert: Christmas pudding and brandy sauce

After dinner wafer thin mints, tea or coffee

Drinks consisted of champagne, port, fresh fruit juice, non-alcoholic wine for those who were driving or who didn’t wish to drink alcohol.

The evening meal was a light salad with my honey & mustard ham followed by trifle and or Christmas cake.

Boxing Day was spent pretty much the same with food and more food. Today we couldn’t face eating anymore-rich food and all that was asked for by the family was egg and chips!

You can find my Christmas recipes [link here]

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow a gorgeous xmas cake and very rich by the look of it. Nice sounding menu to!

Liz

SUGARCRAFT INDIA said...

Wow!! Thats was a delicious spread Rosie..
The xmas cake looks awesome...
Do send me your email id asap.

Swati

Donna said...

My Word that all sounds and looks SO good! Bet it tasted wonderful!! Have a wonderful weekend and get some rest! lol

Jules said...

Good to hear you had such a fantastic foodie couple of days.
xxx

Seena said...

Hi Rosie,
Wonderful blog you have!
Nice pictures and recipes..Will come back, thanks for visiting mine..:)

Rosie said...

Hi Liz, *blush* thank you and also for calling by my blog too!

Hi Swati, you've made my day coming from a sugarcrafter as talented as yourself - thanks you are so very kind. I have sent an email on to you :)

Hi Donna, I plan on taking a little me time over the weekend hopefully... Loved the pics of your family over Christmas, great blog you have :)

Hi Jules, I enjoyed every minute and your Festive meals sounded very delicious too :)

Hi Seena, Thanks for calling back, I really enjoyed viewing your delightful blog and will be calling by very often from now on :)

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and many thanks for your kind comments :)

Rosie x

Cakespy said...

You had me from the blinis, but it just kept on going! Happy new year to you!!

Rosie said...

Hi cakespy, Wishing you also a very Happy New Year! I think we've been on overload with food in my home this Christmas teehee...

Thanks for popping by and also your kind comment.

Rosie x

nicisme said...

Oh Rosie - thanks so much for posting this - it looks really fruity! Delicious menu too!

Rosie said...

Hi nicisme, I am so lucky to have had this recipe passed on to me for the Christmas cake. I thought I really should share this around :D

Thanks for your kind comment :D

Rosie x